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#235926 - 01/19/14 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing
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Di and I sat down one day and decided to write and record a few Blues songs. We're particularly fond of Blues Rock and Chicago Style Blues. This is one of four Blues songs we wrote over a two-day time frame. We see it as a Chicago-style Blues with hints of Dr. John. Thanks in advance for taking some of your valuable time to listen.

** I had a "frog in my throat" on the first couple of lines. I was gonna redo it but Di said, "Leave it , I like it". Being a good hubby, I did as she said!


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File:Al - Just Me And Myself.MGU
Key=F , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=3:25
No intro. 90 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 90. Repeat x1 chorus
Soloist track has 393 notes, saved patch is Music Box (11), embedded patch on track is Distorted Rock Guit (31), at bar -1
Song is saved with bar changes for Patches,Volume Changes,
Style is DRJONSHF.STY (DrJon Shuffle Blues)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic String Bass (33), Acoustic Piano (1),
RealTracks in song: ~~950:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm CountryBoogieA-B Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~685:Harmonica, Background Pop Ev 120
RealTracks in song: ~383:Guitar, Slide, Soloist Blues Sw 120
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)
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Just Me And Myself

(v1)
Guess you could say I'm a loner
Oh but that suits me just fine
Some folks say I should mingle
But I don't pay them no never mind
I mind my own business
Try to keep myself in line

(v2)
I like my independence
No rules except my own
Ain't no one I owe an answer
No time I need to be back home
I'm short on conversation
I don't even have no phone

CHORUS
I love them pretty ladies
But I don't want one all the time
Friends sometimes dessert you
When you're in a real tight bind
Don't need nobody else
Just me and my self

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

(v3)
Guess some people might be okay
If they don't get too close
But when they're headed the other way
That's when I like then the most
And people are all the same
From East to West Coast

(v4)
Don't slave myself to no one
And nobody owns my soul
The bestest friends I ever had
Was a line and a fishing pole
Minding my own business
That's just the way I go

REPAT CHORUS

(c) 2012 Alan D. David, BMI / Diana Bowers, BMI
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#235953 - 01/19/14 03:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Love the blues. Excellent song. Well sung and well played... Slide was really cool...

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#236093 - 01/20/14 11:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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My first love is, and always will be, blues and this is very enjoyable stuff. Love the Dr John flavour. Thanks for letting us hear this.

John
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#236128 - 01/20/14 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al,

nice blues.
And I liked it with the frog.

Guenter
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#236226 - 01/20/14 08:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Al, I just gotta tell you that was some soulful vocal. Really cool. Sometimes it's a little hard to make the blues new and interesting but with your lyrics you and Di did a nice job. The slide solo was just perfect. Nice editing. Tom

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#236241 - 01/20/14 10:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Alan an Di -

A very enjoyable song. A good write. Terrific instrumentation and tasty playing. An excellent vocal (for this style song, I thought it could sit back in the mix a little more).

I liked it.

floyd

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#236277 - 01/21/14 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Scott C]
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Hi Scott...

Thanks a bunch for those very nice words. We're delighted you enjoyed your listen. Thanks again!

Al & Di
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#236279 - 01/21/14 06:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Skyline]
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Hi John...

SO nice to hear from you...thanks for those very kind comments. We're big fans of the Blues, as well. Wishing you a great day....

Al & Di
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#236280 - 01/21/14 06:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: boehm]
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Hi Guenter...

We, and the Frog, thank you very much! G;lad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for the listen and very nice review....

Al & Di (and the Frog)
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#236281 - 01/21/14 06:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: tommyad]
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Good Early Morning, Tom...

Why, thank you so much for those very nice comments. For me, the lyric is always the hardest part. The music comes to me fairly easily. Being a published author, you would think I would breeze right through the lyric. But, that's not the case. Writing a book and writing a song or so different. We're quite thrilled by your very kind words. Thanks again!!!

Al & Di
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#236283 - 01/21/14 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Floyd....

Thank you for that very tasty comment! You're probably right about the vox being a little more forward than it needs to be. As soon as I get a chance, I'll drop it back a little bit. I think part of the problem was I used two different sets of headphones during the mix (thanks to an 8 year-old grandson who made a hasty exit from the computer with the headphones on. The plug had a 90-degree turn in it when he was finished!!!

We appreciate those very kind words. Best to you...

Al & Di

PS: Al or Alan ... either is OK. My friends and family call me Alan. In the music biz I'm known as Al. I guess I have a very slight preference for Alan...because that's the name by which the royalty checks know me!
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#236299 - 01/21/14 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al
Great song and great writing. Wow, it is something else being able to sit down and write four songs over 2 days. Quite an achievement.
Really enjoyed it.
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#236311 - 01/21/14 08:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Josie...

Thank you for the listen and your very kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed it. One of the best songs I (Al) ever wrote took me 45 minutes from the first word of the lyric to the finished recording. Sometimes you get lucky and things just fall into place. Over the next several weeks I'll post the other three Blues numbers we wrote. Thank you again! Wishing you the very best...

Al & Di

PS: Our family doctor is from South Africa...not sure which city. Her family name is Moolman. She tells me it's relatively common name there. We adore her!!!!
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#236712 - 01/23/14 05:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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great song and sound

I just love that slide guitar

and kudos to le frog!

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#236720 - 01/23/14 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Hey Gruverider...

You are much too kind...but we'll find a way to deal with it...don't stop!

Thank you so much...and le frog ribbits his greetings as well. Maybe I should have tried to do the whole song that way!!! ANnyway, we're delighted you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting us know! best to you...

Al & Di
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#236725 - 01/23/14 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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I am a huge fan of the blues and you did them justice! You got me from the git go, i.e. head boppin’ and foot tappin’.

Great vocal, backing tracks and mix.

You should be very proud of this one.
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#236772 - 01/23/14 09:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Mario...

Thank you so much! I'm not a natural Blues singer...more of a crooner, I guess. But I was happy with the way these four songs came out. This was the first of the four.

And yes, we are very proud of this one...and a few others. Thank you again! Best to you....

Al & Di
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#237146 - 01/26/14 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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First and foremost IMO blues is about feeling and expression - leave that out and you don't have a blues song no matter what they lyrics are solos say. This song has it. Well done!
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#237165 - 01/26/14 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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Ha! Love it!! How did I miss this one? Great job on the vocal, very expressive. The lyrics are clever and witty.

Excellent song writing.

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#237286 - 01/26/14 10:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Me And Myself - Chicago Blues - Al Singing [Re: Al-David]
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How cool is this! That's some jamming blues. Perfect lyrics and loved the vocal including the frog that grabbed the vibe and ran with it.

Great job Al and Di.

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